Further to our news article back in March 2019, hopefully readers do not need reminding that the Environment Agency’s ‘Farming Rules for Water’ became enforceable from the 2nd April this year.
As a basic recap and for those of you that have managed to miss press coverage of this topic, the Farming Rules for Water require you to assess your pollution risk, undertake soil tests and plan your application of manures and fertilisers. There are 8 rules to adhere to (gov.uk) and they apply whether you are in a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ) or not.
We offer support through creating a Farming Rules for Water pack and user guide. This creates a paper trail and records use of manure and fertiliser, so you are always prepared for a potential inspection.
If you were a recipient of one of these packs, don’t forget to update them!
Of course, you can always bring it into the office and our Agricultural Team can help you with this. If you are interested in learning more about these packs or receiving advice on how to incorporate the rules into your practice, please also make contact with our Agricultural Team on 01423 860322.